Category: South America Leaders
Rodrigo Chaves, President of Costa Rica

President of Costa Rica

Rodrigo Chaves, President of Costa Rica (elected on Apr 4, 2022 with 53% of the vote) Rodrigo Alberto de Jesús Chaves Robles (born 10 June 1961) is a Costa Rican economist and politician who is the president-elect of Costa Rica and is due to take office on 8 May 2022. Chaves was previously Minister...Read More »

Gabriel Boric, President of Chile

President of Chile

Gabriel Boric, President of Chile (elected on Dec 19, 2021 with 55.9% of the vote) Gabriel Boric Font (born 11 February 1986) is the current President of Chile, serving since 11 March 2022. Boric studied in the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile, and was the president of the University of Chile...Read More »

Xiomara Castro, President of Honduras

President of Honduras

Xiomara Castro, President of Honduras (elected Nov 28, 2021 with 51.1% of the vote) Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento (born 30 September 1959) is a Honduran politician who is the 56th president of Honduras, in office since January 2022. She is the country’s first female president, having earlier served as first lady during the presidency...Read More »

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua (re-elected on Nov 7, 2021 with  75.9% of the vote; and on Nov 6, 2016 with 72.5% of the vote) Born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, on November 11, 1945, to middle-class parents who were actively opposed to Nicaragua’s dictator, Anastasio Somoza, Ortega was first arrested for his political...Read More »

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru

President of Peru

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru (Elected on Jun 6, 2021 with 50.1% of the vote. Turnout is 74.6%) José Pedro Castillo Terrones (born 19 October 1969), sometimes referred to as “El Profe” (‘The Teacher’), is a Peruvian schoolteacher, union leader and politician serving as the 130th president of Peru since 28 July 2021, following the...Read More »

Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador

President of Ecuador

Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador (since May 24, 2021) Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza (born 16 November 1955) is an Ecuadorian businessman, banker, writer and politician who has served as the 47th president of Ecuador since 24 May 2021. He is the country’s first centre-right president in nearly two decades, marking a noted shift...Read More »

Luis Arce, President of Bolivia

President of Bolivia

Luis Arce, President of Bolivia (since Nov 2, 2020) Luis Alberto Arce Catacora (born 28 September 1963), also known as Lucho Arce, is a Bolivian politician who serves as the 67th President of Bolivia since 8 November 2020.[1] He served as Minister of Economy and Public Finance from 2006 to 2017 and in 2019...Read More »

Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana

President of Guyana

Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana (since Aug 2, 2020) Mohamed Irfaan Ali (born 25 May 1980) is a Guyanese politician who is President of Guyana since August 2020. He was a Member of Parliament (MP)[2] and the Minister of Housing. Ali was born to an Indo-Guyanese Muslim family in Leonora, a village in the...Read More »

Luis Lacalle Pou, President of Uruguay (since Mar 1, 2020)

President of Uruguay

Luis Lacalle Pou, President of Uruguay (since Mar 1, 2020) Luis Alberto Alejandro Aparicio Lacalle Pou (born 11 August 1973) is a Uruguayan politician and lawyer serving as President of Uruguay since 1 March 2020. A member of the National Party, he is among the country’s youngest presidents. Born in Montevideo, he is the...Read More »

Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina

President of Argentina

Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina (elected on Oct 27, 2019) Alberto Ángel Fernández (born 2 April 1959) is an Argentine lawyer and politician who is the President of Argentina after winning the 2019 general election. He was the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers during the entirety of Néstor Kirchner’s presidency, and the early...Read More »

Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador

President of El Salvador

Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador (takes office on Jun 1, 2019) Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez (born 24 July 1981) is a Salvadoran politician and businessman who is the President-elect of El Salvador after winning the 2019 election. He is due to take office on 1 June 2019. Nayib Bukele ran as the candidate...Read More »

Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil

President of Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil (On Oct 28, 2018 wins 55.1% of the vote) Jair Messias Bolsonaro (born 21 March 1955) is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who is the President-elect of Brazil. He has served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, since 1991....Read More »

Iván Duque Márquez, 33rd President of Colombia

President of Colombia

Iván Duque Márquez, 33rd President of Colombia (since Aug 8, 2018) Born August 1, 1976. He is a Colombian politician, banker and lawyer who is the current President of Colombia, in office since 7 August 2018. Formerly, he served as a senator. He was the presidential candidate for the Democratic Centre Party for the...Read More »

Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela (elected on Apr 14, 2013; re-elected on May 20, 2018 with 67.8% of the vote) Nicolás Maduro Moros (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz maˈðuɾo ˈmoɾos]; born 23 November 1962) is a Venezuelan politician who is the current President of Venezuela. He was previously the Vice President of Venezuela and the Minister of...Read More »

Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay

President of Paraguay

Mario Abdo Benítez, 51st President of Paraguay (elected on Apr 22, 2018) Mario Abdo Benítez (born 10 November 1971) is a Paraguayan politician. A former president of the Senate of Paraguay, as the presidential candidate of the Colorado Party in the 2018 elections, he has won the presidency and will take office in August....Read More »

Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname

President of Suriname

Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname (since Aug 3, 2010. Re-elected on July 14, 2015) Desiré Delano Bouterse (born 13 October 1945) is a Surinamese politician. As an army officer, he was the de facto leader of Suriname through most of the 1980s, serving as Chairman of the National Military Council. He lead the National...Read More »